Nickelodeon has given a 20-episode order to live-action series Cousins for Life, from Austin & Ally creators Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert.
The buddy comedy centers on 12-year-old cousins Stuart (Dallas Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), best friends who come from very different backgrounds, and learn to navigate life under one roof with their families. After Stuart’s mom is deployed overseas, his fun-loving dad Clark (Ishmel Sahid) decides to move the family to Portland to live with his uptight brother Lewis (Ron G.) and his family, which includes Stuart’s confident, socially active cousin Ivy and her younger, overly-curious brother Leaf (Micah Abbey). Now living in a brand new city, Stuart embarks on a variety of endeavors with Ivy that lead to hilarious adventures. Although the cousins do not always see eye-to-eye, Ivy and Stuart learn they are better together, and when they team up, they are unstoppable.
Cousins For Life begins production in Los Angeles this summer. The series is scheduled to air later this year.
Seifert and Kopelow are repped by APA. Judge is repped by APA and Dialed in Entertainment.